Cerenord, who measures out at 6-foot-2 and 290 pounds, chose Duke over offers from Wake Forest, Tulane, and Purdue. Other schools who have offered include Rutgers, Arkansas, East Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, and Western Michigan.
Prior to his visit to Durham this weekend, Cerenord outlined Duke's recruiting pitch to TDD.
"Coach Jones and Coach Petri have been talking to me about that and their main recruiting pitch is that they have lacked the kind of high caliber athletes on the interior of the defensive line and they would love to have me there for that."
While he's not lacking for confidence, Cerenord says he has received some honest evaluations - both from his coaches and himself during film study and evaluation.
"I feel like my weaknesses are that I haven't gotten to the quarterback as much as I wanted, but I'm working to get better at that. As for my strengths, I feel that my speed and quickness off the ball allow me to be a very good run stuffer."
Following a senior season that resulted in Heritage's first championship, Cerenord has spent his time working in the weight room in an effort to prepare himself for the rigors of the college game. He reports a max bench press of 385 pounds, a 560 pound squat max, and a 4.5 shuttle time. His personal best time in the 40 yard dash is 5.0.
Off the field he says he plans to major in architecture, business, or sports management. But first he has to choose a school.